Flood alerts issued for the Broads including parts of Great Yarmouth, Loddon, Brundall, Oulton Broad and Beccles
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Flood alerts were issued for parts of the Broads tonight - but the night seems to be passing off without incident.
The Environment Agency put in place two alerts: one for the River Yare and one for the River Waveney affecting parts of Great Yarmouth, Southtown, Belton, Burgh Castle, Loddon, Brundall, Cantley, Oulton Broad, Beccles and other areas.
The agency said the rivers are expecting high water levels due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Great Yarmouth, which is currently restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide.
The alerts stated the forecast for high water at Great Yarmouth was at 8pm. The forecast high water at Brundall is around four hours later at midnight and the high water is due at Beccles also at midnight.
However, as of 10pm, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service had not been called to any incidents related to flooding.
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A spokesman for the Environment Agency said its officers will continue to monitor levels closely.
For more information click here to go to the Environment Agency website.
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